As described by others, there is a wealth of information contained in the archives
relative to paper vs electronic. And, Canada
has distinct requirements for territorial waters you will be plying.
From our experience last fall, RT from Bellingham to Ketchikan, inside, the navigational requirements dictate reliance on electronic positional awareness. In consideration of bottom, currents, traffic and course keeping, monitoring multiple electronic surveliance equipment
was a full time effort. Corroborating with paper was a luxury reserved for planning the next day's course. We were also fortunate in not having to include radar
, as we were so late, fog
was not encountered.
In our conversations with very experienced cruisers coming down from DH, electronic navigation
was the norm. Both boats, one from Japan
and one from an east to west Northwest Passage
, were more concerned with obtaining current weather
With your early departure date, I would surmise you will be staying inside for much of the way. As we will be returning to SE Alaska
this year, would be interested in your potential routing across the Gulf of Alaska
BTW, get a Bad Elf for the I-Pad/Navionics package. Don't ask!